California State Treasurer John Chiang speaks at the Democratic Club of Claremont on Monday at Pilgrim Place. In his speech Mr. Chiang, who is running for governor, highlighted his experience as a fiscally responsible politician while supporting mainstream Democratic ideas. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Craft foods, beverages and body care products—once rarities relegated to hippie co-ops and farmer’s markets—are officially having their mainstream moment.
Major supermarket chains now routinely stock small-batch, artisanal products, from soap to whiskey, and one branch of the entrepreneurial tree—craft beer—is so ubiquitous as to be nearing complete saturation.
When Courtney Phillips attended Claremont’s Chaparral Elementary School, each day started at 5:30 a.m., when the young figure skater glided onto the ice for practice. After that, it was off to a full day at school before she returned to the rink for more skating in the afternoon.
Now a ninth-grader, Courtney practices 20 hours a week, and has aspirations of qualifying for the Winter Olympics in 2022.
It’s two days before Thanksgiving, and the multipurpose room at St. Ambrose Episcopal Church is buzzing with activity.
About three dozen volunteers are chopping onions, breaking bread for stuffing and prepping hundreds of turkeys for the annual Thanksgiving Day meal for the homeless. They range in age from members of Boy Scout Troop 214 to seniors.
Residents are invited to the Claremont Village on Friday, December 1 for an evening filled with live music, festive storefronts, a magnificent tree lighting ceremony and great shopping. The Claremont Holiday Promenade and Tree Lighting Ceremony will take place from 5 to 8 p.m. Check out other events.
The Claremont High School Chamber Singers have become accustomed to achieving. They won national championships at the Festival of Gold (the Super Bowl of choir competitions in the US) in 2014 and 2016, and the program has established itself as a force on the national competitive choir stage since Choir Director Joel Wilson took over 14 years ago.
Enjoy a treasured holiday tradition with family and friends at southern California’s most spectacular production of The Nutcracker from Inland Pacific Ballet (IPB).
The Nutcracker comes to life in this magnificent ballet comprised of beautiful sets, dazzling costumes and more than 80 dancers on stage. IPB will offer 10 performances from December 9 to December 23 at Bridges Auditorium in Claremont.
The Claremont Interfaith Council (CIC) will hold its 27th annual Interfaith Thanksgiving Service on Wednesday, November 22, Thanksgiving eve, at 7 p.m. at Temple Beth Israel, 3033 N. Towne Ave., in Pomona.
The council invites all residents of the Claremont community to gather to share gratitude for the bounties we experience as citizens of a nation founded on core principals of freedom and liberty.
A video taken by a local mother who refuses to vaccinate her children has gone viral in recent days, putting the Claremont Unified School District’s policies in the spotlight.
Porsha Rasheed’s video, which was posted to her personal Facebook page on November 8, showcases a tense encounter with a CUSD employee and a school resource officer.
The video shows Ms. Rasheed filming a conversation with the CUSD employee as the officer watches.
Claremont residents Mai Elliott and her husband David Elliott have spent much of their lives studying Vietnam, and recently contributed to Ken Burns and Lynn Novick’s hit PBS documentary series, The Vietnam War.
Mr. and Ms. Elliott have served on the advisory board for the series since 2014, and Ms. Elliott, who grew up in Vietnam, was interviewed for seven of the 10 episodes.
The Claremont city council narrowly approved entry into an energy utility alternative program set up by Los Angeles County.
The council voted 3-2 to join the Los Angeles Community Choice Energy (LACCE), a county-led community choice aggregation program (CCA) that allows residents to choose greener energy as an alternative to Southern California Edison (SCE).
The Claremont High School Band will compete this weekend in the California State Band Championships at Huntington Beach High.
“We made it to championships! The kids are very excited about it,” said Melanie Riley-Gonzalez, CHS Director of Bands and Orchestras. “This year is special because we are competing in a higher division than we have ever been and we are being successful.”
COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff